Robert Michael Richard, 66 of  Portland, Ohio, passed away December 22, 2013 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV. He was born October 2, 1947, in Ravenswood, the son of Harry W. Richard, and Genevieve Nuzum Richard. He was an Equipment Operator with Richards & Sons Gravel.                                                 

He was a member of Freedom Gospel Mission in Long Bottom, Ohio.  He enjoyed being with his family and the many friends he had made over the years.  He operated equipment for Richards & Sons Gravel Company in Letart Falls, Ohio for many years.

Survivor include his mother:  Genevieve Richard; brother: Woodrow “Jack” Richard and spouse Wilma; sister:  Barbara McLaughlin and spouse John; several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Lester Richard

Services will be Sunday, December 29, 2013, 2:00 pm  Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV             

Burial will be at Letart Falls Cemetery, Racine, Ohio

Visitation: Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Saturday, December 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and one hour prior to service on Sunday.    

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